Discovering Healthy Choices is a learner-centered, garden-enhanced nutrition curriculum that was developed for the Nutrition Education & Promotion component of the Shaping Healthy Choices Program.
The objective of this curriculum is to facilitate understanding of nutrition concepts and development of problem-solving skills so youth can make evidence-based decisions about the foods they eat.
This curriculum utilizes inquiry-based education to allow youth to investigate nutrition concepts, including roles of nutrients, MyPlate recommendations, physical activity, reading food labels, understanding how food companies market their products, and making healthy snacks. The curriculum content was adapted from Nutrition to Grow On.
Discovering Healthy Choices supports Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language-Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Nutrition Education Competencies.
This curriculum is a free, downloadable resource.
Curriculum by section:
- Cover, Table of Contents, and Acknowledgments
- Facilitator Tips
- Educational Standards Supported
- Module 1: Introduction to Nutrition, Gardening & Agriculture
- Module 2: Getting Physically Active
- Module 3: Nutrients We Need
- Module 4: Food Math
- Module 5: MyPlate
- Module 6: Food Labels
- Module 7: Consumerism
- Module 8: Making Healthy Snacks
- Photo Credits & References